AP - ap.online.headlines.health http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.health News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:24:45 -0400 US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:11:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/21/US--Ebola-US/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Ebola-US c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-94 WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports. Study finds drugs still in recalled supplements Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:36:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/21/US-MED-Drugs-in-Supplements/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED-Drugs-in-Supplements c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:2d2 CHICAGO (AP) — Dietary supplements containing potentially dangerous prescription drug ingredients may still be for sale even years after safety recalls, a study found. WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:27:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/21/Ebola-WHO/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_Ebola-WHO c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-54 GENEVA (AP) — With Ebola raging in West Africa, the World Health Organization is pressing the search for a vaccine and hopes to test two experimental versions as early as January on 20,000 front-line health care workers and others in the hot zone — a bigger rollout than envisioned just a few months ago. CVS tacks tobacco payment to prescription network Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:08:45 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/21/US--CVS.Health-Tobacco/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--CVS.Health-Tobacco c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-28 First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that sell smokes. Spanish woman free of Ebola, final tests show Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:31:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/21/EU--Spain-Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU--Spain-Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:c5 MADRID (AP) — Conclusive tests show a Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola is cured of the virus, doctors said Tuesday, signaling a huge step forward in her 15-day battle for survival. CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:55:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/20/US-Ebola-US/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Ebola-US c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-6e2 ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. New Ebola gear guidelines: head-to-toe coverage Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:06:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/20/US-MED-Ebola-Gear/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED-Ebola-Gear c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-298 Health care workers should be completely covered — no skin exposed — while caring for Ebola patients, according to revised guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The government agency tightened its guidance after two Dallas nurses became infected with the virus while caring for an Ebola patient. GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:43:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/20/US-Health-Overhaul-Republicans/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Health-Overhaul-Republicans c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-4a0 WASHINGTON (AP) — While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don't see the law going away. Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:59:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/20/US--Edible.Pot.Limits/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Edible.Pot.Limits c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-4ee DENVER (AP) — Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public. NBC's Snyderman faces credibility issues Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:57:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/20/US--TV-NBC-Snyderman-Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--TV-NBC-Snyderman-Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-5b1 NEW YORK (AP) — The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor. In Chicago, a warm homecoming for unpopular Obama Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:06:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/20/US-Obama/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Obama c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-671 CHICAGO (AP) — They say you can never truly go home again, but for Barack Obama, perhaps the old adage doesn't apply. Ebola patient released from Atlanta hospital Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:57:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/20/US-MED--Emory.Ebola.Patient/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Emory.Ebola.Patient c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-3de ATLANTA (AP) — An Ebola patient who's been treated in Atlanta since early September has been released, hospital officials said Monday. La. health dept. seeks end to billing rape victims Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:15:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/20/US-Rape-ER-Bills/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Rape-ER-Bills c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-365 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sexual assault victims in Louisiana should not have to pay for their treatment in emergency rooms, the health department said Monday, announcing a proposal that would have a state victims' assistance board finance the exams. Ebola: Keeping patients alive as body fights back Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:04:42 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/20/US-MED--Ebola-Medical/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Ebola-Medical c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-364 WASHINGTON (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies. Nigeria declared Ebola-free; 'spectacular success' Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:34:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/20/Ebola-Nigeria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_Ebola-Nigeria c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-62b ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. WHO chief promises transparency on Ebola failures Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:02:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/20/WHO-Ebola.Mistakes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_WHO-Ebola.Mistakes c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-4b1 GAMMARTH, Tunisia (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization says the agency will be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak, following an internal report that details failures in containing the virus. Cuba invites US to cooperate on Ebola Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:53:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/20/CB--Cuba-Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_CB--Cuba-Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-50a HAVANA (AP) — Cuban is willing to work with the United States in the fight against Ebola, President Raul Castro said at a summit of leftist Latin American nations Monday. EU seeks $1.27 billion in Ebola aid for W. Africa Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:32:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/20/EU--Europe-Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU--Europe-Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-63e LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union committed itself Monday to step up efforts toward getting 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid to fight Ebola in West Africa and rejected the idea of halting direct flights coming from the region. Lebanon imposes new measures against Ebola Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:59:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/20/ML--Lebanon-Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_ML--Lebanon-Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-5e3 BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon is imposing new measures to prevent the Ebola virus from reaching the Middle Eastern nation. World Health Organization declares that Nigeria is now free of Ebola Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:42:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/10/20/EU--APNewsAlert/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU--APNewsAlert c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-62a GENEVA (AP) — World Health Organization declares that Nigeria is now free of Ebola.